So every so often, just playing around, I’d assign attributes to characters from popular things (or sometimes less popular) that distinctly weren’t Stablehand, to try to get a better feel for how the attribute system worked.
I made a pretty decent handful of those posts. But they weren’t really collected anywhere. And I realised one day, that’d make it pretty hard to find any of them at a moment’s notice if anybody actually wanted to know what attribute I assigned a character. So, I decided to undertake the task of putting them all in one post by story/series and date (because my view of attributes changes and that might be useful to have).
This will probably be a pretty darn niche list, to be perfectly honest.
(Insert stuff about don’t judge me etc, except I don’t care.) And also, many of the attribute choices will probably be based on old definitions of attributes that may be inaccurate now (not to mention that a couple of them have this logic gate mechanic I had for like three weeks and then scrapped – the ANDs and ORs are no longer canon!). But maybe it will be of some use anyway?
Finn: Machination + Faith
The trees in one place: Compulsion
This was sitting around undated in an old notebook page.
Sollux: Unity + Portent
Nepeta: Synthesis [mostly because shipping]
Terezi: Verity + Frustration
Karkat: Will + Frustration
Equius: Esteem + Frustration
Feferi: Unity + Faith
Dave: Unity + Esteem
Rose: Fantasy + Ruin
Dirk: Machination +
Frustration was the old UD!Will but was scrapped.
I don’t really remember Homestuck that well any more, but here’s a guess at what they would be now based on my limited memory and the 6 acts I read (also based distinctly more on earlier stuff than later stuff):
Aradia: DTTZ – Machination + UT?Z – Eternity
Tavros: Faith + Compulsion
Sollux: ?TZ – Machination… I think [?, computers, preoccupied?] + UTEZ – Eternity
Nepeta: TEX – Fantasy [not esteem, animal motifs, creative]
Terezi: Faith + UATZ – Desolation
Karkat: ATZ – Verity
Vriska: ATX – Will + Compulsion (whatever attitude is evil, Diverged I guess)
Equius: TTX – Synthesis, I guess [in casual subdued manner specialises in robots, distinct character]
Gamzee: UTEX – Portent [abstractly and haphazardly plotting while disconnected]
Eridan: UAEX – Ruin [actively through magic wants genocide for self]
Feferi: ?EZ – Unity + Faith
John: DAEZ – Faith
Rose: DTTX – Synthesis, + U [Rose as I remember is really impenetrable like practically a Wilful—which is ATX—but she’s more Thematic]
Dave: DTT? – Machination?
Jade: D?EX – Fantasy?
Jane: UTEX – Portent? [I’ll be honest I don’t remember Jane well]
Dirk: still Machination, idk if he has a UD att
Jake: DAEZ – Faith
Roxy: UTE? – Portent or Eternity
Fluttershy: Unity AND Portent
Rainbow Dash: Faith OR (Will AND Ruin)
Pinkie: Synthesis AND Incongruity
Applejack: (Unity AND Verity) OR Clarity
Spike: Clarity AND Desolation
Cheese Sandwich: Machination + Incongruity
Note: this is still a correct use of Totality and Nothing.
Batter: [Faith AND Clarity] OR [Frustration AND Compulsion]
Bad Batter: Nothing
Alpha: Will (b/c persistently offensive)
Omega: Unity (b/c recovery moves)
Epsilon: Synthesis (b/c its attacks are just weird)
Judge: Esteem OR Verity (only shows the latter late in)
Zacharie: Synthesis (b/c neutral party)
Dedan: Frustration (Machination before)
Enoch: Clarity (Fantasy before)
Japhet: Ruin (Unity before)
Hugo: Fantasy (wouldn’t have one for him except for a certain big story thing that reminds me of a particular Fantasy ability)
Sugar: Synthesis + Portent
Yveltal is probably still accurate; Xerneas should probably be Esteem.
Spyro the Dragon / Spyro, Legend of
Original Spyro: Esteem (AEX)
Sgt. Byrd: Machination (TTZ)
Sheila: Will (ATX)
Bentley: Fantasy (TEX)
Agent 9: Verity (ATZ)
Sparx: Unity (TEZ)
LoS Spyro: Faith (AEZ)
Crash Bandicoot: Verity (ATZ)
And Crash because I’m lazy
Garnet: T?Z – Waltz (Mach/Unity)
Amethyst: TEX – Envira!Synthesis
Pearl: AE? – Affect (Esteem/Faith)
Steven: AEZ – Faith
Rose Quartz: ?EZ – Veil (Unity/Faith)
Ruby: AEZ – Faith
Sapphire: TTZ – Machination, + Eternity
Opal: TEZ – Unity
Sugilite: ATX – Will
Sardonyx: AEX – Esteem
Rose Lion: T?? – ??? I gave him Fantasy in GEM because lions are considered fantastical in Stablehand
Jasper: ATX – Will
Peridot: TTX – Synthesis
Lapis: TTZ, but is actually Will
Connie: T?X – Spark (Fantasy/Synth), or maybe Ambience (Fantasy/Unity)
Ronaldo: AEZ – Faith, + Verity (but he’s bad at it)
Toriel: ATZ – Verity
Sans: UTEZ – Eternity?
Papyrus: AEX – Esteem
Dogs: TEZ – Unity
Doggo: TTZ – Machination
Undyne: ATZ – technica!Faith / ATX – Will
Dr. Alphys: TTZ – zed!Synthesis / UTTZ – Clarity
Mettaton: AEX – Esteem
Napstablook: UTEZ – Eternity
Asgore: TEZ – Unity
Asriel: TEZ – Unity
Flowey: The Monster of Nothing
Gaster: UTEX – Portent
“Monster of Nothing” sounds really funny out of context, in a crossover where all the characters are monsters. If you remember, “Monster” means ‘elemental boss of’ and “Nothing” means ‘destruction of everything’—seems a lot more fitting now doesn’t it?
Sonic the hedgehog: Faith
Unikitty (LEGO movie): Incongruity + Faith